Inside Bay Schools November 2016

Our monthly news roundup... November 2016
So much to be thankful for . . .

School levy approved by 60% of voters

Bay Kids

For the Tax Levy, 5557 (60%), Against the Tax Levy, 3702 (40%).

Thank you Citizens for Bay Schools . . .

Lots of hard work, time and talent went into informing the Bay Village community about our tax levy request. From contacting supporters throughout the city to place signs in their yards (and then distributing signs) to soliciting donations, to using social media and its best and finally to an army of marchers to distribute door hangers, we couldn't have done it without you! Thanks to ALL who helped.


A special thank you to Citizens for Bay Schools committee members: Co-chairs Tom Harkness and Susan Moran; Treasurer Cheryl Maude; sign chair Beth Noren; social media chair Cathy McPhillips; Parent Group liaisons Cheryll McCarty, Liese Nainiger; faculty chair Julia Russell and representatives Lawrence Kuh, Eileen Meehan, Rob Grossman, and Kelly Underation; letters chair Suzanne Hippler; event CBS rep Jim Comienski; watch party chairs Amy and Tom Huntley; student reps Paige Fisher and Molly Harkness; literature chair Karen Derby-Lovell; online form design Char Shryock; all-around coordinators Clint and Donna Keener; Gayatry Jacob Mosier and Patrick Mosier, Beth Lally, Steve Lee, Lisa Priemer and Kevin Robertson.

Bay Middle School Rake Out helps elderly, disabled homeowners . . .

Bay Middle School students and staff rake the leaves for hundreds of elderly and disabled homeowners every single fall, and they had a beautiful day for it November 18!

This is a long tradition when, rain or shine, students in grades 5-8 roll up their sleeves and get raking. They get plenty of help from parents and the school's staff members. Mr. Fitchpatrick and Mr. Caddey run this event like a well-oiled machine!

Empathy . . . kindness . . . compassion -- more than just words at our Bay Village Schools.


Saving dollars, energy AND the environment!

Star team

Energy Star team pictured left-to-right: Gardiner associates Lora Atherton, Ted Bedell and Jim Wajciechowski; Bay Village Schools Assistant Superintendent of Operations Daryl Stumph, Buildings and Grounds Supervisor Dave Newsome, Superintendent Clint Keener and Board of Education President Amy Huntley.
Not pictured, Susan Ondrejovich.

The USEPA has awarded Bay High the Energy Star Building label, recognizing the school as one of the most energy efficient K-12 school facilities in the United States. Bay High earned a score of 96 on the 100-point scale, far exceeding the required score of 75 in the rigorous examination of energy efficiency.
Read more HERE.

Bay High athletes sign with colleges . . .

Kileigh Lade (front center) with family, left-to-right: brother Monty, sister Nina, mom and dad Kara and Jason, and brother Simon. Kileigh will row with the West Virginia University Mountaineers. She plans to major in civil engineering.


Parker Thompson (front center) with parents Gretchen and Ken. Parker will play baseball with the Wittenberg Tigers next year. He plans on majoring in an area related to health or fitness.


Eighth-grade cheerleader, McKenna Manderine, will perform on Today Show and in Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.

Bay Middle School 8th-grade cheerleader McKenna Manderine has the distinct honor of being chosen to perform in the 2016 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The BMS 7th-8th grade cheerleading squad participated in a AmeriCheer home camp this past August. "McKenna did so well that she was selected to receive an 'All-American' award for all of her hard work, enthusiasm, and cheer ability," said her advisor, Mrs. Goldberg. With the award came an invitation to perform with the cheerleading companies of AmeriCheer and AmeriDance (partnering with Spirit of America) to perform at the parade. McKenna is also a captain of the BMS 7th and 8th grade squad.

McKenna will appear with her fellow Spirit of America cheerleaders on the Today Show, Wednesday morning (November 23) at 6 a.m. Be sure to also tune in to watch McKenna perform with Spirit of America cheerleaders during the parade this Thanksgiving! The 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will air from 9 a.m. - noon on Thursday, November 24.


Honoring our veterans, and honored in return . . .
"My Responsibility to America" wins students recognition

Two Bay High seniors were honored by the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, Bay Village Post 9693. These girls wrote an essay, “My Responsibility to America.” and won first and second place for the post. Sarah Brumagin earned second place and Carolyn Carter won first place. Veterans Fred Green and Jack Stewart presented the letters and scholarship money on Monday, November 14, with advisor and English teacher Mrs. Lanning proudly looking on.


Bay Village Education Foundation awards grants . . .
Grants emphasize learning environments and much more

Ed Foundation

Grants awarded this fall by the Bay Village Education Foundation totaled $17,990.71 and focused on some common themes that are central to the learning environment for children. [Read about all the grants.]


S.E.E.D. program accepting preschool applications for typical peers


Read more about our SEED program HERE.

Do you have a preschooler? Are you looking for a high-quality, unique and affordable experience starting next fall? Consider having your child become a typical peer in our SEED program for preschoolers with developmental delays. Peer models learn empathy and leadership skills along with play and age-appropriate academic skills. Classes are taught by certificated teachers and are held Monday through Thursday, 9-11:30 a.m. or 12:15-2:45 p.m. The cost is currently $550 for the school year; any increase in next year's rates will be announced in the spring. If interested, call Dianne at 440-617-7322 before slots start filling up! Screenings will begin in December.

Key Club fundraiser will help homeless "aged out" foster kids

One for the Team

Support Key Club and A Place 4 Me, and provide a home for 18-24-year-olds who "age out" of foster care. Just buy a delicious meal at the Chipotle at 135 Market Street in Westlake's Crocker Park on Monday, November 21st, 4-8 p.m. Click HERE for a printable flyer, or show it on your cellphone to give 50% of the proceeds to Bay High Key Club.

Cyber Awareness presentation for ALL parents Wed., Nov. 30, 7 p.m. at Westerly Elementary

Understand the risks and preventative steps parents can take to keep their K-12 children safe when using the internet. Bay Village Schools and the Bay Village Police Department co-host. Do you know all the social media sites your child uses? At Westerly. [Details]


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